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The Halfcastes of the Furneaux Group
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In 1945, Tasmanian academic, teacher and philanthropist, A.L.Meston wrote an essay entitled 'The Halfcastes of the Furneaux Group'. Meston documented the union between aborigines and white sealers... More > and whalers and others of those islands in Bass Strait that issued from those relationships of the 19th century. The producer of this small booklet based essentially on Meston's paper with some pictorial elaboration, feels that present-day Tasmanian aboriginal activism has a decided reference to this academic study.< Less
Based on a true story; Terra Nullius is an historical fiction that chronicles the events of the 19th century through the eyes of the unfortunate race who, at the time, just happened to occupy the... More > best piece of real-estate in the southern hemisphere. Aliens invaded the Caretakers’ land and proclaimed the land 'Terra Nullius' (land of none). The invaders stole their women and systematically murdered, raped and pillaged; spreading disease and decimating their number into virtual extinction. All the characters in this story are actual historical persons; their stories are dramatisations built around factual events. A central character is Trucannini, who witnessed the rape or murder, or both, of her sisters, mother and brother, and the mutilation and murder of her fiancé, and was herself pack raped; all by her sixteenth year. Beginning around two hundred years ago; it took just seventy years to all but obliterate a race of people who had taken care of their land for forty thousand years or more.< Less